Privacy

Assessing the Privacy Benefits of Domain Name Encryption

As Internet users have become more savvy about the potential for their Internet communication to be observed, the use of network traffic encryption technologies (e.g., HTTPS/TLS) is on the rise. However, even when encryption is enabled, users leak …

K-resolver: Towards Decentralizing Encrypted DNS Resolution

Centralized DNS over HTTPS/TLS (DoH/DoT) resolution , which has started being deployed by major hosting providers and web browsers, has sparked controversy among Internet activists and privacy advocates due to several privacy concerns. This design …

"K-resolver" presented at NDSS MADWeb 2020

We are happy to have our paper entitled "K-resolver: Towards Decentralizing Encrypted DNS Resolution" accepted at NDSS Workshop on Measurements, Attacks, and Defenses for the Web (MADWeb) 2020

Gay Dating Apps Promise Privacy, But Leak Your Exact Location

A FEW DAYS ago, I warned my wife that the experiment I was about to engage in was entirely non-sexual, lest she glance over my shoulder at my iPhone. Then I installed the gay hookup app Grindr. I set my profile photo as a cat, and carefully turned …

Anti-RAPTOR: Anti Routing Attack on Privacy for a Securer and Scalable Tor

Regardless of Tor’s robustness against individual attackers thanks to its distributed characteristics, the network is still highly vulnerable to those very powerful adversaries, such as oppressive regimes which have control over a large proportion of …